A1 Journal article (refereed)
Overview of development lines of music teaching methods in Finland (2020)

Rautiainen, K.-H. (2020). Overview of development lines of music teaching methods in Finland. Problems in Music Pedagogy, 19(2), 7-22. http://pmp.du.lv/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/07-22_PMP_2020_Vol-19-2-3_RAUTIAINEN.pdf

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Rautiainen, Katri-Helena

Journal or series: Problems in Music Pedagogy

ISSN: 1691-2721

eISSN: 2501-0158

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 19

Issue number: 2

Pages range: 7-22

Publisher: Daugavpils University

Publication country: Latvia

Publication language: English

Persistent website address: http://pmp.du.lv/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/07-22_PMP_2020_Vol-19-2-3_RAUTIAINEN.pdf

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/72867


This article provides a cross-sectional overview of the evolution of music teaching methods over a 160-year timeline. The objective of the study is limited to examining the mainstream trends in the development of methods, or their manifestations, as well as discussing the causes behind them. The objective is also to investigate the methodical state of the 21st century teaching.
The data consists of previous studies, music textbooks and learning diaries of class teacher students (N=79). The analysis of the data is based on analytic-historical and data-driven content analysis. The time period from 1860 to1970 has focused on developing the methods. The participatory and functional methods have remained dominant for the longest time. As we enter the 1980s, methods are gradually being phased out and they are used only occasionally, or the main focus is not on them anymore.
As a result, teaching methods are fragmented and their implementations depend on the teacher's pedagogical skills in music teaching.

Keywords: music; music education; educational methods; pedagogy; music pedagogy; teachers; music teachers; didactics

Free keywords: music education; music pedagogy; music method; music teaching; music didactics

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2020

JUFO rating: 1

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